This site is the home of the Wakefield Historical Commission, Wakefield, Massachusetts.

Wakefield Historical Commission

HistoricHouseMarkerProgram Forms

Take a self-guided walking tour of Wakefield!  Prospect-Church Street Tour, Lakeside Walking Tour, or the brand-new tour of historic Downtown Wakefield.

National Register Program in Wakefield

Wakefield’s List of Significant Sites

Discover Wakefield’s Architectural History

Challenges facing Wakefield’s Old Burying Ground.  (***Read the history of the Old Burying Ground.)

Discover Wakefield’s history — visit the website of the Wakefield Historical Society.


NEXT MEETING:  Please note that the scheduled March 15th meeting has been canceled. Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 in the Heritage Room of the Americal Civic Center, 7:30 p.m.   Agenda to include a review of the town bylaws with regard to the Historical Commission, Historic Home Markers, Interpretive Markers and other matters.  (If you have an issue for our agenda, contact us ( to be placed on our agenda.)

Related Links

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Tax Credit

Economic Impacts of Historic Preservation in Massachusetts

The National Register of Historic Places:  Effects and Benefits of Listing

Hartshorne House Video

This video was written, directed and narrated by Nancy Bertrand and produced with the considerable help of WCAT's Tom Stapleton and Ryan Boyd.